In contrast to solutions that require agent software on every desktop or server, DCS is an optional module that can be deployed selectively. This flexibility translates into lower management costs, reduced complexity, and reduced deployment risk.
Because DCS and DataFort natively support standard storage protocols such as CIFS, NFS, and Fibre Channel, the solution is transparent to users, and provides layered security without disrupting existing applications. The Decru platform is the only solution capable of supporting application-level security for SAN and NAS environments with in-line wire speed encryption, including 2 Gbps Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet.
DataFort's secure hardware provides a cryptographic "trust anchor" to prevent tampering on endpoint machines running DCS. Because DCS maintains cryptographic heartbeat communications with DataFort's secure hardware, any attempt to tamper or un-install the software results in alerts and immediate suspension of data access for the affected servers. Data encryption and key management are maintained within DataFort's Storage Encryption Processor, which has received FIPS 140-2 Level 3 government certification with end-to-end 256-bit security, one of the highest levels of assurance available for commercial cryptographic solutions.
"Decru offers the industry's broadest set of solutions for securing data behind the firewall, spanning servers, networks, and all open-systems storage environments," said Dan Avida, chief executive officer of Decru. "Decru Client Security Module represents a powerful tool for customers to extend data security from their storage out to endpoint machines. Because Decru DataFort can be deployed transparently with no client software, customers have the flexibility to decide which clients need additional security."
Decru Client Security Module is available immediately for Linux and Windows, with Solaris support planned for 1H'05. U.S. pricing starts at $1,200 per client.
About Decru DataFort
Decru DataFort storage security appliances combine secure access controls, authentication, storage encryption, and secure logging to provide unprecedented protection for sensitive stored data. By locking down stored data with strong encryption and routing all access through secure hardware, DataFort radically simplifies the security model for networked storage. Decru DataFort appliances are the only solution that can be deployed transparently in SAN, NAS, DAS and tape backup environments, with no disruption to servers, desktops, applications, storage, or user workflow.